NCBFAA Website Migration Changes Some NEI Processes
     The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) is offering both members and non-members a number of opportunities. Look for new offerings each week!
       In an effort to better serve our users, the NCBFAA has transitioned to a new, more robust website! We understand this can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time, so we wanted to take a moment to outline some of the key components that will affect our CCS and CES program participants.
      Legacy CCS or CES ID Replaced by New NEI ID: At this point, all registered users of the domain www.ncbfaa.org should have received an e-mail from Tom Mathers, our Communications Director entitled "NCBFAA Website Announcement; Please Read Carefully." In this announcement, you will find your new login credentials for the website and your personal NEI ID number. This number will replace your legacy CCS or CES ID and must be used going forward to receive proper Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) for attending events. The new NEI ID is the only number you will need; there will no separate ID for students participating in both the CCS and CES programs.
      Viewing Your Student Transcripts: Our new platform gives students many options to view CCS and CES CEUs on their student transcript. Effective immediately, you will be able to view and print CCS or CES Credits independently or as a complete transcript history. Students will also have the ability to search for credits within a specific date range. Important: The "Educational Director" platform is no longer a component of our website. To view your transcript, please follow these instructions:

  • Open www.ncbfaa.org
  • Click Individual Profile
  • Enter User Name and Password
  • Select Continuing Education Credits from the Person Detail dropdown
  • Click Go
        Any credits that were imported from the previous platform will display on your transcript as an "Historical Credit." CEUs added in the new platform will display as eitehr CCS or CES. 
        Form 100 - Applying for CEUs: Event organiers applying for approval of CCS/CES CEUs are still required to submit a Form 100, along with the event schedule/agenda/syllabus and
electronic payment of the $25 application fee. All documentation should be emailed to education@ncbfaa.org. For the immediate roll out, check will be the only method of payment available; however we are looking into accepting credit card payment for future transactions.
      Students should check with the event organizer before submitting an individual application for CEUs.
      Once your event information has been reviewed and approved, you will receive the NEI logo for marketing purposes, as well as the Form 200 (verification of attendance). Enclosed in the Form 200, you will find the approved event number, event name and number of approved CEUs. Events approved in advance will continue to be posted on our Educational Calendar with a link to contact or registration information.
    Form 200 - Verification of Attendance: Events already approved for CCS or CES credit will continue to require a Form 200 from the event organizer. Form 200s  will require the new NEI ID for students. The Forms must be typed and submitted in the standard Excel format via email for for proper credit to be applied. If you are a student and have attended an event eligible for CEUs, you must confirm that the event organizer has submitted the Form 200 before to contacting the NEI. Events not already approved for CCS or CES credit will continue to require a Form 100 to be considered for CCS or CES approval.
      Pending CEU Requests: The platform migration has resulted in a brief suspension of transcript updating. If you have credit pending, please be patient. We anticipate having pending requests completed within the next several weeks. 
     NEI Exclusive Email Distribution List: If you have previously registered or would like to join the NCBFAA NEI Email Distribution list, you will need to register on the new website. The link can be found on the home page on the right hand side under "What's New". We strongly encourage all students or anyone interested in upcoming Educational Opportunities and Webinars to join this mailing list.
      2011 NEI Webinars Scheduled – The NEI has posted its 2011 Import and Export Webinar schedule. Worth 1.5 credits each, the sessions are conducted from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET and cost $50 for members and $75 for non-members.
Import Webinars
Export Webinars
      POA Handbook “Using a Power of Attorney - The Third Edition” is still available. After reviewing this must have for any broker, the NCBFAA Legal Counsel determined no changes are foreseen within the next 12 months. This Third Edition POA Handbook contains significant updates including recent changes to the Power of Attorney form and the importer security filing as well as an updated compilation of CBP rulings on powers of attorneys. Issues addressed in the Third Edition of the Handbook include broker/forwarder relationships and POA validation bringing the publication into line with current industry practice. If you wish to order multiple copies, please contact the Educational Institute at 202-466-0222 or education@ncbfaa.org. For single copies, visit the NCBFAA Marketplace and type in Power of Attorney.
        Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) Certification Program - Designed to assist trade professionals involved in the import industry to become experts in the current import regulations. Whether you have a broker’s license or you have just a year or two of related experience, this course will provide you with a solid foundation from which to refine your knowledge of the industry. The CCS course will review fundamental points relevant to the importation process while delving into practical subject matter not generally tested on the formal Customs licensing exam. Each topic will help you grow and develop as an import professional, provide you with numerous opportunities to hone your professional skills, and help you to keep up with the import industry as it changes.
        Registration for the January 2012 offering of the CCS Course will be available on the website shortly. The course is scheduled to begin in early January 2012 and will take approximately 6 months to complete. Cost: $650.00 per member participant; $1,250 per non-member participant
       
Certified Export Specialist (CES) Certification Program  - Designed to help trade professionals involved in the export industry become competent and well informed in current export regulations, the CES program will provide you with numerous opportunities for honing your professional skills while continuing to stay up with the rapidly changing marketplace within which OTI/Freight Forwarders function. The available coursework is varied and wide-ranging, encompassing all aspects of the trade.
Ongoing enrollment for the CES Course is available now! Cost: $650.00 per member participant; $1,250 per non-member participant
      To register please follow the steps below:
  • Go to the NCBFAA's homepage: http://ncbfaa.org/
  • Select the Educational Institute tab
  • Select Certified Export Specialist (CES) Certification Program
  • Select CES Application and Registration
  • Follow the steps for application and registration
  • Complete payment information
       If you have any questions, please contact Brian Barber at ei@ncbfaa.org or by phone at (202) 466-0222.